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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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question needs to be defined by grade...many of the kindergarten and first grade teachers are so much more effective than the 3rd - 5th grade teachers!

Amount of homework: no rating


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child had just enough homework in 1st grade, too much homework in 2nd grade, hardly any in 3rd grade and too much in 4th grade.




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My son started going to Franklin since last year and has been happy and excited. The new principle Mr. Cho is committed and passionate, and I fully trust him to address the ongoing growth challenges faced by the school. The teachers we met are all amazingly dedicated. The PTA is well organized and sponsor a lot of fun activities from after curriculum to family night out. I cannot say enough good things about the school



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I feel like the school should give you more freedom. They still make you line up outside in class order until your teacher comes outside to meet you. I understand for the younger kids, but for your last year of elementary school? That is insane! They should allow the older kids to go to their classroom all by themselves.



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The student-led goal setting conferences have empowered my son to think and plan clearly for the year, and to celebrate success in achieving his goals. The teachers have been available and flexible in managing any issues that come up, academically or socially.




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Ben Franklin Elementary is a great school because the teachers and staff are dedicated to the children. We also have a very active and involved PTA.

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All the staff is committed to the success of the students. Parents are welcome anytime, anywhere in the school. The facilities are fairly new and well manteined.



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Amazing Specialists! Fantastic Parent involvement...an overall wonderful place to learn, grow and accept others differences!




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UPDATE: I previously posted and wanted to provide my opinion of the new school year thus far. First, the new Principal, Ms. Fricke, seems great. She is visible and available and seems to have a good rapport with both parents and children. I noticed on the 1st day of school, she was even addressing some children by their first names! Secondly, regarding my issue with bullying, the respecitve parties (new teachers and staff) were made aware of the previous situation prior to the new school year beginning. I certainly appreciate the work that the school counselor did over the summer to inform the the new teachers of the previous conflicts between the two children; so that both children can start off the new school year on good footing and hopefully succeed without the past years' issues continuing.

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Our kids have gone to this school since kindergarten (going on 5 years now). While reading the previous comments (both good and bad) I can safely say they are all true. The teacher dedication and extra activities are great, however the teacher turnover has been over 50% in the 4 years we've been there. The parant envolvement is great depending on the class makeup. Some rooms have a lot, while others are somewhat baren. There is definately a bullying problem and the student dispersment seems rather odd with most of the troubled kids placed in the same class, while the other class room of the same grade has almost no problem children. Now the biggest complaint, class size. Lake Washington prides itself in being a high standard for education, however Franklin's class size is at 27 per classroom. Well above the national average.

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Last modified Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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